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Poll Question: Favorite STYX song and why?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
2 [3.28%]
1 [1.64%]
15 [24.59%]
7 [11.48%]
6 [9.84%]
4 [6.56%]
2 [3.28%]
2 [3.28%]
2 [3.28%]
1 [1.64%]
1 [1.64%]
1 [1.64%]
3 [4.92%]
0 [0.00%]
14 [22.95%]
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    Posted: September 15 2008 at 13:02
Originally posted by Cesar Inca

My all-time fave Styx track is 'Castle Walls'.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2008 at 21:21
Originally posted by ziggystardust360

''Jonas Psalter'' from The Serpent is Rising(correct me if I'm wrong)
I like it because it was just a mysterious song.
 
Its about a guy lost at sea.
Its a very enjoyable track.
Also a abit proggy.
 
You are correct.
Serpent is my favorite of the first 4 albums.
Grove of Eglantine,is my favorite from that album.
Jonas is up there too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2008 at 20:33
''Jonas Psalter'' from The Serpent is Rising(correct me if I'm wrong)
I like it because it was just a mysterious song.
 
Its about a guy lost at sea.
Its a very enjoyable track.
Also a abit proggy.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 30 2008 at 09:44
Voted for Pieces of eight. One of their more progressive songs. To me it's also their best album with Renegade, Blue collar man and Queen of spades also on it. Another favourite one is Fooling yourself.
Not a bad band, Styx and awesome when they play live (saw them in Holland a few years ago) !
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2008 at 21:19
There's no doubt Styxs' early albums on Wooden Nickel records were terribly overlooked w/the exception of course defining hit "Lady" .Any fans not aware of this material should definitely check it out for sure as it's very proggy ,also as a previous post pointed out John Curlewski was certainly an unappreciated talent.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2008 at 18:20
Serpent is Rising is my favorite.  Always had a thing for those apocalyptic songs and Curelewski was cool (who can beat the coda to As Bad as This?  "Don't sit down on the plexiglass toilet...").  Too bad he left after Equinox.  Although, Shaw was good in his own way too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2008 at 18:03

I voted for "Suite Madame Blue", although "Lady" and "Crystal Ball" are pretty awesome as well. I also dig "Why Me" from Cornerstone.  


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2008 at 13:37
For me, "lady"  was  one of thier best
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2008 at 23:26
Oh yeah ,Blue Collar Man is a cool tune Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2008 at 23:21
Nobody mentioned "Blue Collar man". I don't care for lyrics and like the melody, the chorus and Tommy Shawn vocals.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 02 2008 at 13:38
Well, I wasn't aware of Aaron Copland works until soembody told me in the radio I used to work back in the 80's..
 
Never been too familiar with USA Modern Classical composers, so I was also surprised with the similarities.
 
I missed a lot of great songs in this list, sh!t, STYX was a very prolific band.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 02 2008 at 13:27
OK thanks Ivan for telling me that I wasn't aware that was the case ^^^ . 

I think from the list my vote will go to Suite Madam Blue but my favorite Styx song is a toss up between Come Sail Away  and  Castle Walls is a great song as well  ..  thing is Styx have plenty of well written songs that I enjoy and at the moment I`m getting into their very early stuff which is most rewarding I`m finding.  

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 02 2008 at 13:14
Originally posted by Yorkie X

Interesting that Movement for the common man is listed I have been meaning to address a certain issue about that song  ....   Emerson Lake and Palmer ripped Styx off and its not just the title ... listen to the middle section of it  this really is a disgusting case of plagiarism in its most  obvious way  .  Thumbs%20Down
 
It's not plagiarism Yorkie, both are adaptations of "Fanfare for the Common Man",  Aaron Copland's best known concert opener.
 
In the same way Fireballet made a version of Mussorgsky works (After ELP did Pictures) or the German band "The Pink Mice did an adaptation of Peer Gynt after Wakeman included a section of In the Hall of the Mountain King, in "Journey to the Centre of the Earth".
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 02 2008 at 03:55
Interesting that Movement for the common man is listed I have been meaning to address a certain issue about that song  ....   Emerson Lake and Palmer ripped Styx off and its not just the title ... listen to the middle section of it  this really is a disgusting case of plagiarism in its most  obvious way  .  Thumbs%20Down
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2008 at 06:22
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Mr. Robato...    shoot me LOL... I love the song
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 17 2008 at 00:51
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Unlike Ivan (and probably most others on PA), I actually like Mr. Roboto.  It must be a generation thing, since it was a pop song from my youth.  That and the fact that I tend to like pop songs from prog bands.  However, my vote goes for other for Come Sail Away.  I'm not really sure why.  Probably, the Sci-Fi nature of the song about traveling on a spaceship.  I also really like Fooling Yourself (Angry Young Man), although the lyrics are pretty depressing. 


I really like "Mr. Roboto" as well, haha, but I don't have a generation thing to explain that. Embarrassed


I like Mr. Roboto as well but voted for Suite Madam Blue. A great song that they did prior to Dennis DeYoung's ego issues.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2008 at 23:07
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Mr. Robato...    shoot me LOL... I love the song
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2008 at 08:49
I know I'm a bit late for this poll, but it is a good one. The best of Styx material is top notch and I think that people tend to ignore them due to their later poppy stuff.
My choice is Crystal Ball.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 31 2008 at 19:11
Originally posted by Ivan_Melgar_M

Sing for a Day oneof the two songs without one vote?

Seems strange, always loved the guitar in that track.

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That was my second choice.  It is a great song. I was suprised that only my vote for anything of Pieces off Eight.  I Thought that was a pretty good album.
 
Edit:
OOPs I saw a vote for Renegade too. 
 
 
 
 
 


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